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Share and Enjoy :) 2021.09.15
While we're waiting for this new issue of TV-Kun to arrive at buyee.com's depot, I wanna say thanks to the Star Fleet X-Bomber group on facebook... I thought I would check on them the other day and, despite the fact that the website has had not many updates over the last few months, they must have been checking back on us often and had info from the site shared there that'd only been up a couple of days. I'm really happy that people are sharing info from the site and carrying it further than the site can reach by itself. I would've gone on and given them some encouragement but Facebook is awful and I'm not registering another account. Anyone heading that way though, let them know I'm wishing them all the best. Star Fleet X-Bomber | Facebook At the same time, I was looking on twitter and Japanese users were posting content from the site on there. Ironic that the Japanese users are posting content from a UK site about the Japanese show. The circle is complete. Anyway, all the best for now, everyone. If you want anything adding to the site or you're having difficulty finding something, let me know on the email or the forum, and I'll see what I can do.
TV Kun Manga 5 of 6 2021.09.14
I received this issue of TV-Kun some time ago (back in May) but encountered quite some difficulty, then, managing a really good scan of the Dai-X cutaway, since a lot of the image disappears into the spine of the book. Anyway, I revisited the process, since I had the February (4th) issue to scan as well. Not many comic pages in this issue, but it does contain some of the most famous of the colour features.
TV-Kun Manga 4 of 6 2021.09.13
The February 1981 (4th) issue of TV-Kun showed up about this time last month, having spent 75 days on the seven seas. Perhaps they decided to send it on the Ever Given. I wasn't aware that the shipping option that I was choosing was going to send it in a shipping container from Japan rather than on a plane like normal, otherwise, I would've chosen another one. Anyway, it's here and it's scanned and you can see my various remarks at the top of the page (click the image). I don't expect to find the January (3rd) and April (6th) issues anytime soon. I have been looking quite intently for some time and none of them are showing up. So I am presenting what I do have in the remaining logical order.
Update - [ 2021.09.13 ] I said today that I didn't expect to find the January or April 1981 issues of TV-Kun any time soon.
Shonen Jump Manga 3 of 3 2021.09.11
Scanning and editing on the third and last instalment of the Shonen Jump X Bomber manga is complete. That's that side of the project rounded off. I am keeping an eye open for the two missing instalments of TV-Kun needed for the manga but I'm not hopeful about them materialising anytime soon, since I've not found them despite searching regularly for quite some time. In the meantime, I will scan the two instalments that I do have, that are not yet on the website and people can fill in the blanks as best they can.
Shonen Jump Manga 2 of 3 2021.09.04
There we go! There's part 2 of the Shonen Jump manga scanned and uploaded. I will try to scan the third and last instalment this week.
Update - [ 2021.09.04 ]
X Bomber Manga Update 2 2021.09.02
I've started scanning the second instalment of the Shonen Jump X-Bomber manga. I think I'm about half-way done. I need a few more nights to run the scans and edit the outputs. This part is where the fur really starts to fly with the space battles.
Update - [ 2021.09.03 ]
Shonen Jump Manga 1 of 3 2021.08.31
X Bomber Manga Update 2021.08.10
Hi, it's been a while since there was any update ... We've been working on a few crucial things at our end. One thing that was hanging up the X Bomber manga scanning project was the fact that one shipment from Japan was hugely delayed. I chose a different shipping option that looked reasonable at the time and after 2-and-a-half-months, it's arrived in the UK. The shipment contains the first instalment of the Shonen Jump manga. I already have the second one, and the third (and last) is in the warehouse in Japan. It also contains the February 1981 (fourth) instalment of the TV-Kun manga. After that, all I need is the January and April instalments from TV-Kun, and to get the last instalment of Shonen Jump shipped, and that should be all the materials for the project assembled.
Update [ 2021.08.27 ]
Star Fleet Saturday 2-33 2021.07.29
Also in my latest care package from Japan is a full set of mint, retail Japanese Zentrix DVDs. It is difficult to express in words how pleased I am to get a hold of all of these; especially in such good condition, and retail discs, rather than the rental ones. I was really lucky to find it, because I've seen sets of a-bit-used rental copies go for more than double the amount. So that's a nice win, and one project on the site that I can bring to conclusion.
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